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Never Say Never Again (1983)

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A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.

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Blofeld (as Max Von Sydow)
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Domino
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Storyline

SPECTRE agents under the command of Ernst Blofeld infiltrate a US air force base situated in the UK and steal two Tomahawk cruise missiles. When NATO is held to ransom, the British reactive their "00" agents and send James Bond to recapture the warheads and kill Blofeld. Written by Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>

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7 October 1983 (USA)  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

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$55,500,000 (USA)
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When the project was first announced, the title was "James Bond of the Secret Service" and Orson Welles was going to play a villain. See more »

Goofs

When the yacht is being observed with the telescope from the shore the scope being used is a Schmidt Cassegrain catadioptric focus with a 90 degree optical back mirror into the eyepiece. Any image being viewed with this arrangement of optics would appear to be upside down and backward. An erecting roof prism would need to be substituted for the 90 degree optical back mirror for objects to appear right side up and properly oriented horizontally. See more »

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[Last lines]
[Small-Fawcett is thrown into the pool by James Bond]
Small-Fawcett: I'm sorry Mr. Bond. I obviously caught you in a bad moment.
James Bond: M sent you!
Small-Fawcett: Only to plead for your return, Sir. M says that without you in the service, he fears for the security of the civilized world.
James Bond: Never again.
Domino Petachi: Never?
[they hug and Bond winks to the audience]
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Never Say Never Again
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Lani Hall
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Playing Tag With Mr. Shark
26 December 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I've always liked Sean Connery, but as James Bond I've always favored Roger Moore. Still it was Connery who set the Bond standard and while he had by 1983 established himself as something other than James Bond, the money must have been irresistible for him to make one more appearance as 007 and save the world from the evil designs of Spectre.

And what designs they are in Never Say Never Again. SPECTRE with the help of a foolish young Air Force officer who happens to be Kim Bassinger's brother stole two nuclear missiles during a war games exercise and now SPECTRE headed by Blofeld, played here by Max Von Sydow is threatening blackmail of the world.

Von Sydow's operations guy is Klaus Maria Brandauer who is also courting Bassinger and is a bit on the crazy side. And he's got a female assassin working for him in Barbara Carrera who makes Angelina Jolie as Nora Croft look like Mrs. Butterworth.

But before Sean Connery can even get started he's got to deal with a new 'M' running things at British Intelligence. Edward Fox thinks Connery is old fashioned in his methods and costs the British taxpayers too much money with his violent ways. I really did enjoy Fox's performance, he's like the great grandson of Colonel Blimp.

I also enjoyed Carrera, she's something to look at and quite resourceful in her methods. When she's scuba diving with Connery in the Bahamas, note how she puts Mr. Shark on 007's case.

Will Connery do James Bond again? He was widely quoted as saying who would they cast him as at this point, Roger Moore's father? But I think Connery would still be formidable in a wheelchair.


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